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You Don’t See This Every Day

April 3, 2010

I went outside to get the newspaper after lunch today and saw a B-17 flying over my house.  I didn’t have time to grab the camera, but it was so cool!  There are only 14 B-17s that still fly.  I’ve always had this fascination with World War II aircraft and it never made any sense to me until I met my husband.  He loves old planes too (and new planes and pretty much any kind of plane) and apparently C is following in our footsteps.  He is into airplanes and ships big time right now.  He can’t wait until next year when we get to study World War II in depth.  For now he reads the World Wars book he got for Christmas and pours over the book on Pearl Harbor Grandma and Poppa just brought him.  He draws planes and battleships by the dozens.

Luckily I read the newspaper this week and saw that the Liberty Belle,  B-17 Flying Fortress, was going to be in town this weekend.  We had planned to go see it in between sessions of General Conference.  It was just happenstance that we caught it flying over the house first.  We got out to the airfield just after it landed.

C really wished we had the $430 it cost to take a flight in it!  There were quite a few willing to pay and as soon as one group got off, another group got on.  If we had waited until after that flight, we could have taken a look inside.  But it was cold and windy and I didn’t want to miss conference.  I’ve already crawled through a B-17 anyway and it’s pretty claustrophobic! 

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  1. April 4, 2010 12:18 am

    Isn’t that great? We had the Sentimental Journey B-17 (the one you crawled through) visit our small town last fall. When it took off to its next destination it flew right over our house and farm. We were out working in the garden at the time. It was so cool to see it flying in our little valley!

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